Three DOI members receive postgraduate degrees

The Institute is proud to announce that three of its members received postgraduate degrees today at UWC’s December 2020 graduation.

Paula Knipe, who worked as a researcher in the Socio-Economic Rights Project this year, graduated Cum Laude with her Masters of Law Degree. Her thesis examined the following topic: The Link Between Gender Inequality and Food Security Among Female Students at Tertiary Institutions in South Africa. 

Meseret Ande, doctoral researcher in the Children’s Rights Project, graduated with a Doctors of Laws Degree. In her thesis she discusses the right to alternative care of children with disabilities in Ethiopia, South African and Rwanda. She was supervised by Prof Benyam Mezmur.

Jean Redpath, Senior Researcher in the Africa Criminal Justice Reform programme, graduated with a Doctor of Philosophy Degree. Her thesis examined the following topic: The centre cannot hold: The role of subnational governments in policing in South Africa. Jean was supervised by Prof Nico Steytler.

DOI’s Director, Jaap de Visser commented: “These three women have done excellent research on very current and important issues. They have written dissertations that will have a lasting impact on human rights and governance in South Africa and beyond. But for today, what is the most important part, is their tremendous personal achievement, often against the odds. They deserve all our congratulations.”